Mixed media on French linen

150cm x 150cm
  • Artwork Description

    The Artwork "Count Your Blessings" belongs to the series "Les Nouveaux Languages", which exploits the journey of becoming a global language of "emoji" symbols. 

    Completing in 2020, “Count your blessings” not only celebrates the new language of our time  “emoji” – the language of emotional characters, but also once again gives us how artists bring the most mundane things into art. The center of the artwork is symbol of “Raising Hands”, symbolizes joy, celebration and rejoicing with each person's successes. More specifically, when creating the background layer below the Raising Hands icon, it is a harmonious combination of Calligraphy technique and color scheme. The array of colors is extremely bright and vibrant, contrasting is placed next to each other, but the overall view is very harmonious, thereby showing the artist's ingenuity in the "playing color" technique. Hidden in the lower text of the picture is the message "Joy Life To The Fullest" and "Count Your Blessings" because Kongo believes that if we live positively, the life will bless us.

Cyril Kongo’s artworks is marked by his experience and his vision of life. After painting in the streets for more than 30 years and working so that graffiti can be perceived differently, this artist is now considered as a pioneer who understood how to break the codes and build something new through his contemporary and “avant-gardiste” point of view. His influences are multicultural, his level of excellence and his capacity to create new bridges between opposite worlds has forged his style and career.



Cyril Kongo has been able to associate his name with excellence, abundance and virtuosity. He comes from a marginalized environment which has been set aside of the institutionalized art industry but today this visionary artist is known internationally. His singular universe and his strong identity gave him the opportunity to collaborate with the most prestigious names of fashion such as Hermès, Chanel, Richard Mille but also with luxurious brands based on art and craftsmanship such as La Cornue, Pinel&Pinel, Atelier Victor, Daum,…